Deputy Attorney General Iii

Full-time 407 views 13 applications
Company California Attorney General Department of Justice Location San Diego, CA, United States



Min 6 yrs required


Jun 15, 2022

Sep 28, 2022

May 04, 2020


Deputy Attorney General III
Duties: Responsible for federal- and state-court litigation in both individual civil-rights cases, appellate matters, and complex class-action suits. The cases address issues ranging from state torts to constitutional claims that concern various rights, including religious practice, health care, equal protection, due process, rights of expression, and use of force. May be responsible for their own cases from the initial appearance in trial court through appeal, including jury trials and oral argument. Represented clients include agencies and individuals charged with operating California's correctional and parole systems, including the Governor. Some travel is necessary because the section represents clients statewide. Go into prisons for depositions, site inspections, and meetings with client-agency staff and inmates. Conserve state resources by containing litigation costs, primarily through filing early dispositive motions and engaging in early dispute resolution when appropriate. This is a fast-paced, litigation-intensive civil-defense section. Represents and acts as counsel for large State departments, for a group of boards and commissions whose legal work is difficult, and advises district attorneys, county counsels, grand juries, and other public agencies staffed principally by attorneys. Persons in this class are assigned difficult litigation and handle cases that may be appealed to the highest courts. May act as a leadperson over the work of other attorneys.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Experienced attorneys who have developed the expertise necessary to capably perform complex and sensitive work of the Office of the Attorney General on an independent basis. Members of The California State Bar or eligible to take The California State Bar examination will be admitted to the examination but will not be considered eligible for appointment until they are admitted to The State Bar.). 6 years of legal experience in the practice of law in a governmental jurisdiction or in the private practice of law. Knowledge of: Legal principles and their application; professional and ethical rules as they relate to the practice of law and particularly the role of public attorneys, to ensure the rules are strictly followed by oneself as well as other attorneys. Examples include Federal/State statutes, rules (e.g., Rules of Professional Conduct), and case law defining the scope of the attorney-client privilege, and local rules establishing standards of conduct and sanctions for misconduct by attorneys; available research sources, both printed and electronic, to complete legal research, including what type of material they contain, where they are located, and their breadth, depth, and relative strengths and weaknesses. Examples include primary and secondary legal texts, and electronic databases; scope and character of California statutory law and provisions of the California Constitution; principles and practices for properly conducting legal research, such as ensuring law is current and checking for recent amendments to statutes; principles of administrative and constitutional law, rules of evidence, and conduct of proceedings in trial and appellate courts of California and the United States and before administrative bodies; duties and powers of the Attorney General of California; and the English language to effectively produce a variety of written work products. Includes knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence, and paragraph structure, organization, and appropriate vocabulary. Ability to: Prepare, present, and handle legal cases; perform research; analyze difficult and complex legal problems, and apply legal principles and precedents to particular sets of facts; present statements of facts, law, and argument clearly and logically in written and oral form; analyze and draft proposed legislative measures; handle difficult legal correspondence; direct the work of clerical and professional assistants; edit written documents written by oneself, as well as those produced by others, for accuracy and effectiveness; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; reason logically; work cooperatively with a variety of individuals and organizations; and exercise good judgment. Knowledge of: In addition to the above, applicable collective bargaining agreements and related issues; State and department policies and procedures; disciplinary guidelines and personnel rules; and a supervisor's responsibility for promoting equal opportunity in hiring and employee development and promotion, and for maintaining a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment. Ability to: Plan and direct the work of subordinate staff, and effectively supervise the work of a group of attorneys and paralegal and support staff; review and monitor cases for efficient and effective progress; initiate and review personnel matters; and effectively promote equal opportunity employment and maintain a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.

Company info

Marija Dokic
California Attorney General Department of Justice
110 W A St Ste 1100
San Diego, CA 92101-3702
Phone: 916-210-7157

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